A technical error with the transfer of vaccine data has left many across the country without a Covid Passport, despite being fully vaccinated. West Lancashire MP and Commons Health Select Committee Member Rosie Cooper has called for an urgent resolution to this debacle which could leave some unable to travel.
NHS England have had to set up the ‘Vaccination Data Resolution Service’ to handle the large number of errors that have been made. Up to 700,000 vaccine passports are affected with thousands of jab records containing errors, leaving some double-jabbed people without the proof they need to travel.
Rosie Cooper MP said:
“Yet another NHS data blunder causing mayhem! One of my fully vaccinated constituents alerted me to this problem. The app was displaying incorrect vaccine data and so her covid passport was ‘invalid’! Her upcoming holiday was at risk and yet no one seemed able to fix the problem! Locally, my constituent’s GP surgery did what they could, but the error was not theirs to fix and the NHS was slow to react.
“Both the NHS and Department of Health seem to be trying to sweep this problem under the carpet or just blame it on each other!
“I have made a Freedom of Information request for the details behind this error and the number of people affected! The Government needs to own up to its mistakes and put them right, not hide and hope it goes away!”